An annual opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America — one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. On this day, thousands of members of ELCA churches dedicate time to go out and serve in the community in ways that share the love of God with all people.
This year APLC members will serve on the weekend of September 9 – 10.
We are organizing service projects in the community and here at APLC so that there will be multiple opportunities welcoming all ages and abilities.
Watch this list as more service opportunities are announced.
- Saturday, September 9 – Project MEND – 30 volunteers are needed for a morning of work in the Project MEND warehouse to sort, sanitize, and assemble various types of equipment. Volunteers are treated to a light breakfast and lunch. Volunteers who are mechanically or electrically minded are especially welcome for special projects.
Volunteers Adults and youth 14 years and up with a parent – 8:00 am – 12:00 noon
- Sunday, September 10 – Children’s Bereavement Center – Volunteers will provide and serve lunch at the center for families participating in groups that day.
Volunteers 15 years and over – 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm
- Sunday, September 10 – Lutheran World Relief School Kits – Volunteers will assemble bags and stuff with school supplies for our annual donation to Lutheran World Relief.
Volunteers of all ages – 12:00 noon – 2:00 in the APLC gym
- Sunday, September 10 – Christian Senior Services “Animeals” – Pack and deliver pet food to home bound seniors helping them to care for their companion animals. Donations of dog and cat food will be gratefully accepted anytime prior to Sept 10.
Families and folks of all ages can help – 12:00-2:00 Sign up to make deliveries on the following weekend, Sept 17-18.
Sign up Sheets will be available beginning August 1st
Whichever project you choose, your service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: That all of life in Jesus Christ – every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life – flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.